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    I would like other opinions on foreign body under the fingernail. The foreign body was pencil lead.

    Would it be appropriate to use 915.6?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Yes, that sounds appropriate if it is a current injury (an old injury with retained foreign body would require diffent codes).
    Don't forget to add the appropriate E-codes (how, where, and activity) to the claim!

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